Kim Booth MP 
Greens Leader

Member for Bass

 
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Aboriginal Affairs | Energy | Forestry | Mining | Police & Emergency Services | Primary Industries & Water | Racing | Treasury
 
ABOUT KIM
Former sawmill business operator, Kim Booth is our MP in Bass. 
 
He is a strong advocate for equitable access to education and healthcare. Kim is also committed to Tasmania retaining our clean air, that the marine environment is free of toxic effluent.
 
Coming from a sawmilling background means that Kim Booth knows how to create more jobs with less logs: demonstrated by his radial sawmill proposal for Scottsdale, and his recent local sawmilling trials utilising logs categorised by Forestry Tasmania as only fit for export. 
 
Kim Booth is the only member in Bass who voted in Parliament against the toxic and controversial Gunns Ltd pulp mill proposal for Bell Bay. 
 
 

GET IN CONTACT

Bass Electorate Office
Level1, Henty House, Civic Square

LAUNCESTON 7250
ph: 03 6324 2040
greensnorth@parliament.tas.gov.au

 

Frack Free Tasmania Status

 

Greens to move for Permanent Fracking Ban 

The Tasmanian Greens will move to introduce a permanent ban on fracking when Parliament resumes next week, Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP announced today at the frack-free rally in Hobart.

“Today’s rally, and all those people who took the time and effort to submit to the recent review raising concerns about the unacceptable impact of fracking, have demonstrated that short term reprieves are not enough,” Mr Booth said.

Funding of Political Offices

Right to Information: Liberal Funding vs Opposition Parties

Fracking 5-Year Moratorium Decision

 

Fracking Moratorium Extension Welcome, But Only a Ban Can Provide Certainty 

Extending the current state fracking moratorium is a welcome recognition of its serious impacts, but a permanent ban is needed, Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“The Greens have called for a permanent fracking ban, as while the Minister’s decision is welcome recognition that the community’s concerns are valid, short term moratoriums do not provide long term certainty or security,” Mr Booth said.

Fracking-Need Decision Soon

 

What Will Rockliff’s Fracking Decision Be Based Upon?

Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff needs to clarify whether his decision on the state’s fracking moratorium will be based upon formal advice or just be his personal opinion, Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“The Greens are calling on Minister Rockliff to clarify concerns that the departmental assessment of the 157 submissions received will not provide any clear recommendations to the Minister, but will instead just be a summary of their content,” Mr Booth said.

Greyhound Live-Baiting Horror

 

Greyhound Cruelty Needs Independent Investigation

Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, must guarantee that any Tasmanian greyhound industry investigation into live baiting is independent and transparent, Greens’ Animal Welfare spokesperson Cassy O’Connor MP said today.

“The gut-wrenching expose of live-baiting occurring in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria on last night’s Four Corners program, has confirmed the need for a rigorous and independent assessment of Tasmania's greyhound industry,” Ms O’Connor said.

Tarkine Mine Permit Secrecy

 

Harriss’Mining Permit Secrecy Costs Public Purse 

The Resources Minister, Paul Harriss, is wasting public resources by his refusal to release publicly his Statement of Reasons for his approval of the Venture Minerals’ operations at Mt Livingstone and Mt Lindsay, both occurring within the Meredith Ranges Regional Reserve, Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“We have already seen the Supreme Court last year find a previous refusal by the EPA to release statement of reasons regarding Shree minerals’ permit conditions to be unlawful, which surely sets a clear precedent,” Mr Booth said.

Revised Estimates Report 2014-15

 

Treasurer Fails Transparency Test Over Job Cut Details 

The release of the Revised Estimates Report 2014-15 was a missed opportunity for the Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, who failed to provide a detailed breakdown of job cut targets, despite calls for greater transparency, Greens Leader and Treasury spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“These latest figures show that the Liberals’ single-string bow of cutting jobs and services, will not grow the economy on its own but risks the continual undermining of community and business confidence,” Mr Booth said.

Pressure Grows to Keep Tasmania's Moratorium

 

Wales & Scotland Go ‘Frack-Free’

Pressure is growing on the Hodgman government to recommit to the state’s moratorium on fracking as other jurisdictions around the world implement their own bans, Greens Leader and Mining spokesperson Kim Booth MP said today.

“Wales has voted to implement a ban on fracking until its proven safe for public health and the environment, barely weeks after the Scottish Parliament declared a moratorium on fracking along with all unconventional oil and gas extraction,” Mr Booth said.

Questions for Launceston City Council

 

Council Under Growing Pressure Over Controversial Chook Shed 

The Environment Protection Authority needs to intervene and investigate the impacts of a wrongly approved commercial–scale poultry shed at Lalla, as controversy continues to grow over the Launceston City Council’s actions, Greens Leader and Member for Bass Kim Booth MP said today.

“The poultry shed, approximately 1000m2 in size, has been constructed apparently due to a failure in proper planning and assessment processes, which now sees the Council in the absurd position of having to consider retrospective approvals at Monday’s meeting,” Mr Booth said.